Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Fresno and Madera Counties Share Over $5.3 Million Grant to End Homelessness
Fresno and Madera counties have a high number of homeless residents. Nonprofits operating within the two areas receive their share of more than $5.3 million to give support to the homeless. The...more



Southeast Raleigh Nonprofit Grocery Store Provides Shopping Oasis in Food Desert
The Ship of Zion Ministries and Hope Community Church sponsored a new nonprofit grocery store backed by Whole Foods market. The 900-foot Galley Grocery Store smack dab in Southeast Raleigh shelves...more

The iVolunteer Movement
The Internet has been used as a medium for various activities. Now, it's used as a means to do volunteer work. iVolunteer, a web-based portal that seeks to bring volunteers and organizations...more

Philanthropy Learning: Why It Matters
Elizabeth Marquardt, FamilyScholars.org editor and author, analyzes why philanthropy should be taught to primary school students. Marquardt describes University of Maryland professor Noah D....more

Idaho Philanthropy Students Award $30,000 to 36 Nonprofit Organizations
Students from two schools in Idaho have awarded 36 nonprofit groups $30,000 grants through the CenturyLink middle school philanthropy program. The two schools who participated include Jerome...more

Nonprofits Seek Experienced Workers to Be Volunteers
According to San Francisco-based nonprofit, Encore.org, people in the age range of 44 to 70 are interested in jumping from private-sector careers to nonprofit work. Nonprofits most use volunteer...more

Foundation Giving Minnesota Expected to Rise in 2013
According to reporting in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota foundations and corporations expect to make modest increases in grant making during 2013, according to a survey released on Monday by...more

Homeless Agency Receives Housing First Grant
The Western Dairyland Community Action Agency has recently earned a $249,000 federal Housing First grant, a grant program intended to help the chronically homeless residents secure a roof over their...more

Foundation Announces Youth in Philanthropy Grants
The Okoboji Foundation Youth in Philanthropy announced grants of over $17,000 to local Iowa nonprofits. The Okoboji Foundation Youth in Philanthropy program teaches students the importance of...more

Salute to Senior Service Program
The Salute to Senior Service Program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., has recently announced that they are now accepting nominations for outstanding senior volunteers. Volunteers should be 65...more






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How to Get Company Leaders Participate in Employee Volunteer and Giving Programs


How to Get Company Leaders Participate in Employee Volunteer and Giving Programs

Get your company’s top dogs engaged more in volunteer work and giving back programs through these 5 helpful steps: 1) Attend volunteering events, 2) Send some emails, 3) Put your money where your mouth is, 4) Board up, and 5) Celebrate successes.




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